Portland Trail Blazers forward Rodney Hood went down with an injury during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Hood went down without apparent contact at the 3:27 mark of the opening period after recovering a rebound. He was helped off the floor by teammates.
According to the Blazers’ Twitter account, Hood will not return to Friday’s matchup against the Lakers. Hood’s injury is labelled as a lower left leg injury.
Rodney Hood (lower left leg injury) will not return.— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 7, 2019
Here is video of the incident:
Rodney Hood leaves game with left leg injury pic.twitter.com/Opm8Htvrqe— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) December 7, 2019
As of now, there is no definite diagnosis of Hood’s injury. It is worth noting that coach Terry Stotts mentioned that Hood was dealing with Achilles discomfort earlier in the week (via KGW’s Orlando Sanchez).
Terry Stotts says Rodney Hood is dealing with Achilles injury but doesn’t think it’s serious #RipCity— Orlando Sanchez (@orlandokgw) December 5, 2019
Hood is averaging 11.5 points per game for the Blazers this season.
We will update this post as news becomes available.